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Welcome to the Philosophy Department

Philosophy is the activity of trying to make sense of the world we live in. It is the activity of sustained and rigorous thinking about the most difficult questions rooted in the minds of human beings. Thus, the study of philosophy invites reflection upon and analysis of the nature of reality, value, and the self.

Courses in philosophy offer students the opportunity for self-development and the building of a coherent view of world and culture. The study of philosophy is excellent preparation for careers in law, journalism, politics, and university teaching. Study in philosophy does not focus on what to think, but on how to think. Such a skill is applicable in any context.

The program in Philosophy is designed as preparation for transfer to a four-year university with a major in Philosophy, Humanities, or any liberal arts discipline.